from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adverb From where; from what place.
- adverb From what origin or source.
- conjunction Out of which place; from or out of which.
- conjunction By reason of which; from which.
from The Century Dictionary.
- From what place? from what source, origin, or antecedents?
- From what place; from which place or source.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb From what place; hence, from what or which source, origin, antecedent, premise, or the like; how; -- used interrogatively.
- adverb From what or which place, source, material, cause, etc.; the place, source, etc., from which; -- used relatively.
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- adverb From
where; from which placeor source.
- conjunction From where.
- conjunction literary, poetic From which.
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- adverb from what place, source, or cause
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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And hence assumption determines the term whence and the term whither; for assumption means a taking to oneself from another.
The idea of from is included in the word whence -- therefore it is unnecessary to say "From whence."
In St. Benedict we find the name vespera which has prevailed, whence the French word vêpres and the English vespers.
Aimeri de Narbonne, from Almaric, [Footnote: A metathesis of Amalric, which is found in Anglo-Saxon.] whence Ital.
From whence is your good ship, and whither is she bound? '
Of whence is your fair ship, and whither is she bound? '
So mundus in Latin, whence Augustine's oxymoron, "O munde immunde!"
The first toast at every festival here was drunk in his honour, and, besides the first of May, one day in every week was held sacred to him, and, from his Saxon name, Woden, was called Woden's day, whence the English word "Wednesday" has been derived.
They are also occasionally seen to the southward among the Catskills, where they were formerly so numerous as to have given a name to the stream and the mountain whence it flows.
Scripture, which is designed not to give dogmatic formularies, but to be the fountain whence all such formularies are to be drawn according to the exigencies of the several churches and ages.